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was serving a bordelaise sauce with fish. [ laughter ] france is putting the hurt to al qaeda in mali! with planes, troops and its most sophisticated helicopter gunship which, in france, means a gunship that fires missiles at itself in a dadaist commentary on the cruel farce that is war. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] this bold -- bold military action even surprised the french, whose president, francois hollande, is perceived as so indecisive and weak, he's earned the nickname "flanby," after a wobbly gelatin dessert. oh, burn! [cheers and applause] or as the french say, brulee! [ laughter ] interestingly, one of the reasons that hollande is so unpopular in the first place is that he's the one pushing the gay marriage initiative. but as one paper put it "mali could transform hollande's political image." their wars make their leaders look tough, just like ours do! [ laughter ] france just needs "their" own france to call pussies-- i'm gonna say belgium. [ laughter ] come on, belgium. bunch of chocolate-slurping, mayonaise-dipping antwerps, who need to brussels sprout a pair! [ laug
to fight in three dimensions. we're heavily equipped. >> the french bombing of mali continues as the and the states prepares to send drones or other surveillance aircraft to the west african nation. we'll go to bomb co for the latest. then, to vietnam. >> highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in southeast asia. not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. >> as president obama nominates vietnam veterans john kerry and chuck hagel to cabinet posts, we will speak with nick turse, author of an explosive new book, "kill anything that moves: the real american war in vietnam." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is preparing to unveil a comprehensive plan to address gun violence that is expected to include legislation tightening background checks on potential gun buyers as well as 19 separate actions obama could take using executive power. at a news conference monday, obama confirm
-taking was in retaliation for the french intervention in neighboring mali, where french troops are moving deeper into territory still under rebel control. further north, the french air force is targeting a legend rebel positions. the unrest is now fear to be spilling across the border into algeria where the country's army has surrounded the scene of the hostage-taking. at least 20 foreigners are among the hostages. among them are workers from norway, france, and britain. >> events at the remote gas plant unfolded rapidly with conflicting reports about the number of hostages who escaped before the algerian military launched an air strike. the regional news agency said the operation resulted in many >> the situation there is confusing. i am in constant contact with algerian officials to find the best way out of this. i will not say precisely how many french people could be in captivity. what counts is allowing the algerians to free them. >> in an interview, and employees spoke about how the drama began on wednesday. he said, "they attacked the sites simultaneously come storming in, and once it was
, and the conflict in mali. we begin with margaret brennan, state department correspondent for cbs news. >> he was very interesting to hear hillary clinton there put mali, algeria and al qaeda quickly in that same paragraph. linking those concepts. because the state department has been concerned as she has been in shing algeria to take a more active role in trying to control al qaeda. because they have been building out what is feared to be a command and control center. within northern mali. that is to say there are weapons coming from libya, through algeria, down into mali and there is a worry that this could become another afghanistan. >> rose: and for analysis of algeria and mali we turn to max boot, jennifer cook, and peter pham. >> the ramification of what happened in algeria and the strikegain the gas installation there and the hostages being taken there really opens this up and internationalizes it with a number of year mean citizens taking u.s. citizens and japanese as well. so the events of this last week, the french incursion, the islamists move south and the taking of the gas instal
hostages are also being held in mali by al qaeda in the area. the botched mission together with the situation in mali makes their future look very bleak indade -- indeed. >> the french president spoke about the hoft situation about an hour ago. >> i have taken some days ago an action intend to carry out an action to free one of our agents held for more than three and a half years in terrible conditions. this operation was not successful in spite of the sacrifice of two of our soldiers and no doubt the assassination of our hostage. >> let's get the latest live from the capital. originally, rory, the french government was saying it wasn't going to put troops in. what changed things? >> well, lauren, you are right. as recently as i think two months ago, in october and november of 2012 francois hollande was saying yes, he could consider sending troops into mali but they would be just for training and logistics. but the request mali put out this week specifically to france for military assistance really changed things and also the speed at which things were moving on the ground.
there you go, the-- . >> rose: algeria, mali, the dude and the zen master. when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. rose al gerian forces launched a dramatic raid on a desert gas plant earlier today this came after militants reportedly linked to al qaeda took the facility hostage on wednesday. the charge released several hundred algerians but held dozens of foreign workers including united states citizens. there is conflicting information about the algerian raid and there is no confirmation on how many cappers and hostages were killed. the milton reportedly demanded an end to french him tear activities in mali in return for the hostages. the situation in mali is also critical. on friday last week france launched an area bombing campaign against rebels with ties to al qaedament since then a ground force has engaged in combat with rebels trying to stop their advance to mali's capital. it remains unclear what support will be offered by the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton addressed the situation
on as llamas rebels in mali. they fled the violence in syria. now it is the snow making life miserable for hundreds of thousands of refugees. >> children are everywhere. they are freezing. their teeth are chattering. >> for rafer hollywood. the stars come out for the golden globes. this time, there are even some surprises. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. islamic militants have captured a town in mali despite four days of bombardment from french jets. they are trying to prevent their former colony from being overrun by rebels linked to al qaeda. capital, here is our report. >> of french troops on the ground in mali. france has pulled out every stop to get them there. pulling on every one of its bases in africa back and spare a man. islamist forces have controlled the deserts' of mali. they were pushing south. the air strikes began. the french claim to have pushed the rebels back. the forces push on another front. france now needs land forces to capitalize on the campaign. some of those forces will be african. they are slow in coming and they
'll see. >> good luck to lou. >>> when we come back, malice in mali. e two. malice in mali. this afternoon french armed forces lend supports to units of the maliian army to fight against terrorists. the operation will last as long as needed. last friday france invoked united nations security council resolutions and then intervened in the civil war raging in the north african country of mali. the u.n. resolutions call for quote, unquote rapid deployment of foreign troops and was passed after islamist rebels in the country's northern sector launched a military assault on southern mali in a bid to take over the country. the rebel forces include al qaeda and the islamist abbreviated to aqim. it established itself in mali following the overthrow of moammar qaddafi, libya's strong man. aqim has established strict islamist law in northern mali and destroyed dozens of aish went movings -- ancient mosques and tombs. the united nations has declared it a culture heritage site. the french president asked the u.s. to help france's military in using manpower and drones. >> question, what's at stake for
? >> in mali, france stepped up military moves to stop islamic fighters tied to al qaeda. >> france this week dispatched 2500 troops and commenced air strikes. >> the u.s. is very pleased that france is doing this, i think to a degree surprised. >> stephen: mais oui, to a degree surprised the us is. [ laughter ] up until now, the only thing that got the french angry enough to fight was serving a bordelaise sauce with fish. [ laughter ] france is putting the hurt to al qaeda in mali! with planes, troops and its most sophisticated helicopter gunship which, in france, means a gunship that fires missiles at itself in a dadaist commentary on the cruel farce that is war. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] this bold -- bold military action even surprised the french, whose president, francois hollande, is perceived as so indecisive and weak, he's earned the nickname "flanby," after a wobbly gelatin dessert. oh, burn! [cheers and applause] or as the french say, brulee! [ laughter ] interestingly, one of the reasons that hollande is so unpopular in the first place is that he's the one pushing the gay m
's biggest gas facilities. more french troops arrive in neighboring mali to launch a offensive against rebel fighters. president barack obama has unveiled the most sweeping gun proposal -- gun control proposal in the u.s. for two decades. it follows the death of 20 children at last month in one of the worst mass shootings in american history. they are urging congress to reinstate a expired ban on assault weapons, limit ammunition background -- magazines to 10 bullets, mandate background checks for all gun sales, and impose harsher penalties for traffickers and unauthorized deals. the plan faces fierce opposition from america's powerful gun lobby. >> president barack obama brought out children from families of victims to make the case that gun laws need to be changed. she spoke about her daughter killed in a colorado movie theater. >> six weeks before she died she was in the mall shooting in toronto. i told her at that time that she would never again see such a horrendous occurrence. six weeks later, she lay dead. you must take action. if you think this cannot happen to you and you will never
now in algeria. we will be asking if it is payback for the french military intervention in mali. europeans, japanese, and americans held at the gas facility in the sahara. the algerian government says this islamist militant is behind the raid. jakarta under water. one of asia's biggest capitals brought to a halt as torrential rains caused flooding. >> officials have warned that over the next few days the rain will continue to increase. that could mean floodwaters around jakarta will continue to rise. >> ♪ >> behind closed doors, how russian rulers have enjoyed the treasures of the kremlin. the bpc has exclusive access. -- the bbc. and things just got tougher for boeing. >> the dreamliner is now grounded globally from washington to tokyo. boeing is the world's biggest plane maker. >> its new and in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 1:00 p.m. in algeria. interest extremists --- islamic extremists are holding dozens of workers hostage deep in the sahara desert. the algerian army has surrounded a gas complex and will doubt any negotiations. this is the man they think is behind one
information on 14 others. >>> fear fighting prompted an emergency meeting on thursday in mali. eu foreign ministers med and agreed to speed up preparations for a mission deployment in mali. the armed forces of france launched a military intervention. extremists are already in control of the northern part of the west african nation. france is a former ruler of mali. the eu ministers see the situation as a grave security threat. eu ministers agree to dispatch a group of about 450 military trainers to mali. the block will send an advanced team to allow t trainers to start their effort by mid-february. the training team will set up a base near mali's capital but will not play a combat role. the hostage taking incident by militants indicate that the chaos in mali could destabilize nearby nations and worsen security. the country will speed up dialogue with various political factions to establish a democratic administration. he attended a meeting. he said mali must regain stability and can do so with support from the international community. >>> currency traders work up to something they haven't
of an islamist group tells me it is because the west joins the war in mali. >>> president obama proposes 23 executive actions to cut gun violence. >>> good evening. i'm erin brunette. americans held hostage. islamic militants claim on the desert. >>> the best information that we have at this time is that u.s. citizens are among the hostages in order to protect their safety, i will not get into numbers or names. >> the number of american hostages has been fluid. an islamic military leader told us there were seven. they tell us there could be as few as three americans still being held. here is what we know much the attack took place this morning at a bp gas field in southern algeria in response to france military offensive. the obama administration was quick to react. leon panetta called it a terrorist attack. a u.s. official told me as of now the attack appeared organized, not spontaneous. al qaeda linked groups are flourishing. we spoke to a leader in the islamic group. he is working with one of al qaeda's most senior leaders, mokhtar mel mokhtar. . >> the fate of these hostages, they are a
hostages. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. the french have 1400 soldiers on the ground in mali. boeing dreamliner grounded because of safety concerns. and we are test driving the new technology meant to cut down on mistakes at the wheel. algerian soldiers have surrounded a gas facility near the border with libya. two people and killed. gunmen are holding about 40 people inside. we have spoken with some of the hostages. it's not clear if there were speaking underdress. duress. the but the photographer decided not to show their faces. >> this is the gas field where the workers are being held hostage. it's run by british, norwegian, and algerian companies. the nationals are being held from algeria, ireland, japan, france, and the united states, and britain. >> many of the people i've worked in the area many years. i asked for your understanding for not being able to give you more detailed information. >> it's not clear how many algerian workers are being held. least 30 people have managed to escape. a catering company said that it has 150 employees alone still confined at the plan
this is in response to algeria allowing the funds to use their airspace to intervene in mali. how closely linked are the events? >> good to be with you. i think there are very closely linked. the al qaeda and islam group, that is an offshoot of an army that fought the government of algeria for 10 years, until 22, when they were defeated. an offshoot went down into mali with 15 european hostages, and the ransom to them for $5 million, and they remained in that area and grew stronger, and as they grow stronger, they took more hostages, and eventually, they perhaps had as many as $90 million in ransom from western countries. >> how strong is this group right now? are they much stronger than previously thought? when you look at what is happening in algeria and also the french intervention in mali, the othernot forget situations. how has that exacerbated the situation? >> all of the weapons that were not under control, the rebels were fighting the government. they slowed down into the south, where the group was in control of the smuggling route and also had money to buy them from their hostage-taking
, funerals in egypt turned violent, leaving at least six more dead. in mali, french and mali and troops. and tens of thousands of supporters of gay marriage march in the french capital, paris. >> and fire at a nightclub in brazil has left 232 people dead. 170 others are in hospital. it is thought the fire was started by fireworks during a stage show. hundreds of panicked clubbers stampeded toward the exits. it happened in the city of santa maria and it's been described as the worst tragedy emergency workers have responded to. >> a frantic attempt to rescue those inside, the blaze was started by firework display during a live music performance. an official for the military police said most of the deaths were called -- were caused by asphyxiation. many others were trampled underfoot as they tried to escape. these pictures, which al- jazeera cannot independently verify, were uploaded to youtube. >> there is a mobilization of resources to take out the bodies, which is the main thing we can do for the victims' families at this point. also to treat the injured as quick as possible. >> police
the french operation in mali with intelligence and airlift. >> as the obama administration agrees to aid france's military bombing in mali, over 20 foreign hostages remain unaccounted for in neighboring algeria in what has been described as one of the biggest international hostage crises in decades. then cycling legend lance armstrong admits to oprah winfrey he cheated his way to a record seven tour de france titles. >> yes or no. did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> yes or no. was one of those banned substances epo? >> yes. >> did you ever blood dope or use blood transfusions to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> will speak to sportswriter dave zirin, author of, "game over: how politics has turned the sports world upside down." as the fourth anniversary of roe v. wade approaches, we look at how antitrust legislation over the years has criminalize pregnancy, leaving hundreds of women to be forced to undergo unwanted medical procedures and locked up in jail or mental institutions all because there were pregnant? all that and more co
captured a town in mali despite four days of bombardment from french jets. they are trying to prevent their former colony from being overrun by rebels linked to al qaeda. capital, here is our report. >> of french troops on the ground in mali. france has pulled out every stop to get them there. pulling on every one of its bases in africa back and spare a man. islamist forces have controlled the deserts' of mali. they were pushing south. the air strikes began. the french claim to have pushed the rebels back. the forces push on another front. france now needs land forces to capitalize on the campaign. some of those forces will be african. they are slow in coming and they need military equipment. >> the main fighting will take place north of here. in the vast somalian desert. so far, the capital has remained unaffected. they were concerned that if the islamists cross a line in the sand, this would have been there next top. the war has come here in the form of wounded government soldiers. this is not just an air campaign. the suffering is on the ground. >> for more on the situation, i enjo
>> french fighter jets push deeper into northern mali, bombing a northern rebel stronghold. >> the defense minister vowed the air strikes will continue until rebel groups no longer threaten mali or europe. coming up, president mubarak's supporters celebrate after a court orders a retrial for the former egyptian president. and then a year after the cruise ship ran aground. thousands take to the streets in parise rallying against gay marriage and adoption. and then teaching blind students ballet. >> hello. french planes have pusher deeper into northern mali. the vast area seized by rebels last year. jets bombed a training camp and airport in a rebel stronghold as more french troops pardon into the capital. brit ape and other european nations have pledged support and the u.s. has promised droughns. here is our report from the capital of mali. what is the latest you have found on the ground there? >> well, french forces have pushed deeper into the rebel territory. but also, an army base that belonged to the malian forces have been taken over by the rebel forces and has been raz
on islamic extremists in nearby mali. the situation is not entirely clear. we do not have definitive information on the number of hostages or casualties. algerian authorities say tonight a number of hostages and terrorists have been killed. traveling in london, defense secretary leon panetta said either seven or eight americans were taken in the terrorist attack. mark phillips picks up the story. >> reporter: early today, what had been a hostage-taking standoff at a massive natural gas plant in the algerian desert turned violent and bloody. algerian troops had surrounded the plant after a number of foreign workers-- some reports say more than 40-- were taken hostage by an islamic group calling itself the mass brigade, and claiming ties to al qaeda. security sources told us that, when the prisoners were moved within the compound, algerian gunships opened fire. one irish hostage, steven mcfaul, recounted the ordeal to an arabic tv channel as it was happening. >> reporter: steven mcfaul's family were celebrating tonight. he, along with an unknown number of other hostages, managed to esc
rebel strongholds in mali as more countries step forward with support. a bomb attack killed 96 people -- and mass protests in paris. why these people do not want marriage for everyone. hello -- a venezuelan government has come out with a official update on the health of president hugo chavez, who has been in cuba for cancer treatment. the information ministry says his recovery looks good. in a caracas talk this through the details -- >> hello. this has been the first bulletin put out by the government in six days. it says the president's clinical evolution, and i want to be specific about the words, is "positive in general." it says his respiratory infection is under control although he still needs measures to deal with respiratory deficiency. the bulletin also states the president is conscious and he is in communication with his family and his doctors and his political team. this does seem like a great improvement compared to the previous two bulletins in which his condition was described as stationary. >> positive but cautious is how we might describe it. what strikes you looking to
in northern mali. it is an era -- an unjust war in this country. >> these people have been marginalized since independence and france bears and historical responsibility. we encouraged them not to leave the issue in the hands of african countries because they cannot differentiate between terrorists and ordinary people. >> it is loosely allied to the secular movement and want the people of northern mali to have the right of self-determination. >> we are not insisting on one solution. what is important that it be a just and final solution. every five or 10 years, there is a rebellion in the north because mali is a failed state. >> particularly among tourism among arabs, who feel aggrieved for their country. >> we want separation from mali and nothing else. we want nothing short of total independence. >> coming to some sort of agreement with the authorities will take time. they are preparing themselves for a long period been in exile. >> muhammed, it has been interesting listening to the malian president. he made clear he would not talk to any groups linked to al qaeda. how does that work out on
troops arrived in mali as the rebels began a counterattack. >> germany's of the makers look beyond europe to increase sales -- germany's auto makers look beyond europe to increase sales. >> will golden globe -- the golden globe event. austria leaves its mark on the industry. militant islamist fighters have launched a counter offensive in mali as forces moved closer to the capital. french air strikes on the northern strongholds have had little effect with the rebels seizing the central town of diabaly. >> france has poured hundreds of troops into the town. the leader has promised reprises attacks against leaders in mali, africa, and europe. >> france's and intervention in mali is raising questions -- france's sudden intervention in diabaly is raising questions. -- in mali is raising questions. >> how can we help our french neighbor and friend with logistical, political, humanitarian, or medical assistance? >> the french are trying to shore up mali's embattled armed forces, which have been in disarray since last year's coup. the rebels imposed sharia law and are suspected of links to the bo
-hour -- as french troops to engage with rebels on the ground in mali, germany supplies transport for the mission. >> u.s. president barack obama unveils a draft for sweeping gun proposals to set the stage for the battleground with firearm activists. >> a helicopter crashes in central london in heavy fog. >> the conflict in mali has seen a dramatic escalation with french troops now involved in heavy fighting with islamist rebels. international support for the intervention is growing with germany providing two military transport planes. >> the fighting threatens to spill over to other countries with islamists in algeria taking western hostages in response to the french deployments. we will have more on that later in the show, but first, the latest from mali. >> french armored vehicles headed north to the front line after setting out from the capital. another convoy had left tuesday from a town close to the offenses target, which fell into rebel hands two days ago. french and malian troops have to retake the city as soon as they can. military chiefs have pledged 3300 soldiers to fight the rebels. g
of people taken hostage by islamic militants in algeria in northern africa. it's right next door to mali where not coincidentally, french war planes have been pounding militants there for days. tonight, the u.s. state department has strongly condemned this hostage-taking, calling it a terrorist attack. nbc is the only network on the ground tonight near the heart of this new war in mali. rohit, good evening. >> reporter: brian, algerian officials say that the hostages were taken by heavily armed islamic militants linked to al qaeda, and they were responding to the military operation by the french here in mali, supported by american cargo aircraft, spy planes and drones. the attack took place at dawn as a natural gas facility jointly operated by bp, the norwegian company stat oil and the algerian government is located in the remote sahara desert in eastern algeria, near the libyan border. militants reportedly approached the facility in three unmarked vehicles. their attack left at least two dead, including a british national. they took at least 20, and perhaps more than 40 people hostage.
will be deployed immediately. mali's old colonial master has confirmed reports its troops are already on the ground there. >> i have responded to mali's request for help. this afternoon, french armed forces supported mali's forces to fight against the terrorists. this operation is within the framework of the un resolution and will last as long as necessary. >> on the streets of mali, people are getting nervous about how close the front lines are. >> we are afraid. we are afraid because they could take us hostage. >> i think that islamists must be stopped with the aid of the international community because they will not stop here. it is the whole region. europe and the rest of the world there will a tried to attack. >> the situation has prompted the malian president to declare a state of emergency. >> the malian government has decided to proclaim a state of emergency according to all of the international criteria. each malian must, from now on, consider themselves a soldier of the country and act accordingly. >> the presence of french fighting forces and rebel air strikes so -- show francois holland
? >> certainly not. the whole region is in turmoil, weather we look at nigeria, mali, egypt -- whether we look at nigeria, mali, egypt. this was really meant as a warning shot against syria, but then again, the region is very volatile. you do not know how people react. i think this is also a message by israel to iran indicating that israel is not willing to accept any deals. >> is that why israel has attacked? >> there is no knowledge of why exactly israel attacked last night rather than a week ago or a week later. i think the new government in the making wants to make clear that they will continue policies towards the region, and it is a clear message towards iran and also towards russia. >> what about the united nations' clear criticism of israel's settlement activity? >> israel will continue to ignore this decision. so will the united states. they will continue to back israeli policies in the occupied territories, but nevertheless, there is a certain change of attitudes to be observed in western countries. more and more criticism coming along with israeli settlement policies, and i think is
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